As one of the most ubiquitous multitool wallet EDC cards, the Wallet Ninja Original, 2.0 and pro fit most needs. But there are differences between them, some very big, but as a multi tool card that fits in your pocket, this unboxing, review and comparison is revealing. It gradually moves from an 18-in-1, to a 20-in-1 to a 26-in-1, adding more tools like a can opener, peeler and cell phone stand as it goes.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Wallet ninja tools are everywhere, but they only come in three unique configurations. For this review, we have the Original, the 2.0 version, and the PRO. We will see their common tools as well as each card’s unique tools, SO makes sure you watch the video.
The Original is what started all the things that are everywhere. It has a ninja blue, which has got a soft touch to it and is neither very slippery nor rough. In addition, the PVC sleeve is nice because it allows you to put it in your wallet and further protect it from the tool. From a features perspective, it has got a little flathead screwdriver, a box opener that I would say is very strong and can cut through about anything. It also has a letter opener, a little pry bar, a little micro, and an eyeglass flathead. Moreover, it provides a two-inch ruler, and on the flip side, we have got a five-centimeter ruler. It also has another screwdriver on the corner and a quite nice straight edge. From the bottom, we can see a can opener and a peeler, although, I am sure anything could be used as a peeler, even the little screwdriver. Furthermore, it has six hex wrenches which are not too bad. It also provides a ubiquitous bottle opener because, why not? It has got a slot that serves as a cell phone stand, as they say, that is an interesting little feature, that is not bad and seems to work fine. With this final feature, the tools on the Origial amount to 18 in 1.
Next is the 2.0, which comes in nice packaging and this one is a 20 tools in 1. It looks very similar to the original. So, what does it have? Well, everything is the same with the exception of two features, a mirror and a file. I suppose the mirror is for checking your teeth when you are at lunch or something, but I am sure you could put it for more practical use. The file, obviously, could be used for your nails when you chip your nail, I guess. It could also be used for light sanding as well, and if you are going that far, you could use the little micro screwdriver to clean your nails, this is not a bad gig.
The PRO version offers 26 tools in 1, and looks like it has a little zip tie. While the original and the 2.0 are very close to one another, the PRO demonstrates quite a bit of difference. Still, they are all heat-treated stainless steel. Therefore, they are not going to bend or break very easily, despite all the inner material, pretty much being removed. The tools on the PRO include a nail puller, which I am also going to call a box opener because it certainly can carry double duty. We also have four standard hex wrenches, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, and a 1/2″, and sprinkled throughout this are 13 drill bit guides as little circles, and three hex indicators. I wish they had a one-quarter hex bit holder in there, I kind of feel that is an opportunity missed which is used by others like the Lever Gear. Furthermore, it has got a protractor in the corner, a straightedge and a speed square at the bottom, rulers, both centimeters and inches, and finally the ubiquitous bottle opener. Again, why not?
From a price perspective, they are all very reasonable. The Original will work with a money clip, which you can purchase separately and screw on using the two holes in the ruler.
When we net out all the features across all three, what features are unique to each? As you can see the Original set the standard, which begins to diverge in a big way when we get to the PRO card. We have two features that are new with the 2.0, the mirror and the file, but when we get to the PRO, almost all the features are new compared to the prior two, except four of the hex wrenches, the nail puller, rulers, and the bottle opener. This makes the PRO a unique differentiator between the Original and the 2.0.
Finally, how do these work in wallets? Please watch the video to see all the details.